Moneyline favors Cardinals in battle with Padres
San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Busch Stadium on Friday as host St. Louis battles the San Diego Padres in baseball odds action.
The match puts starter Jason Marquis for the Padres on the hill facing Jake Westbrook for the Cardinals. Marquis brings a 9-4 mark to the game, while Westbrook is 5-4 to date on the season.
Bettors looking to back visiting San Diego before the first pitch in this match found them as +-184-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 15-rated Padres in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between St. Louis and its National League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 9 lineup of the Padres at 3.9 runs per outing.
Defensively, San Diego features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.1 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.
San Diego was a 10-1 winner in its last match at home against the Giants. They won as -142 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Padres grabbed a win last time out, defeating Barry Zito and the Giants 10-1 on Sunday at PETCO Park.
St. Louis was a 10-6 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -153 favorites, while the total score of 16 made winners of OVER bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Travis Wood and the Cubs 10-6 on Sunday at Wrigley Field.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Padres at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of San Diego's last 16 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 13 of San Diego's last 19 games on the road
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against San Diego
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of St. Louis' last 16 games when playing at home against San Diego
San Diego at St. Louis, Saturday, July 20